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The video above shows you how to replace the battery in your 2008 Ford Ranger. We recommend changing the battery in Fords every 4 years. Although some batteries last much longer, most batteries begin breaking down chemically after four years, so you could experience dimmer headlights and other negative effects before you have a dead battery in your Ranger that you need to replace.
Replacing the battery in your Ranger involves removing the terminals. When you reconnect the terminals, your radio presets are likely to be cleared out. In some Rangers, you may need to re-enter a security code to get your radio to work again. Check for this code in your owners manual - it will usually be either a sticker or small card in the booklet. If you can't find it, call Ford and they will give you the code for free. In many Fords, the transmission "learns" how you drive over time and makes adjustments, so you may experience altered driving dynamics as your car re-learns your driving style after changing the battery.
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Odd electrical problems that come out of nowhere can often signify a blown engine fuse - check and change yours here!2008 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L 4 Cyl. Standard Cab Pickup
Flushing the coolant in your car is not that hard and will extend the life of your engine tremendously - learn how here!2008 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L 4 Cyl. Standard Cab Pickup
Avoid tickets and accidents with both working headlights! New bulbs are much brighter too2008 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L 4 Cyl. Standard Cab Pickup
Did you know that the sun wears out wiper blades faster than rain? Replace your blades twice a year2008 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L 4 Cyl. Standard Cab Pickup
If your car is leaking a small amount of power steering fluid - see this video on how to fix the leak2008 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L 4 Cyl. Standard Cab Pickup